In Israel, the snow storm rages in the north and rain in its central part. Many highways closed due to flooding and high water. Forecasters predict a peak in bad weather weekend.
Snow depth at Hermon reached three meters. Snowfall in the Golan Heights continues. Classes in schools canceled. The snow is still expected in Jerusalem.
Rain in different parts of the country accompanied by strong winds. In the south, came flooding in several beds. Also in the south is still a danger of smoke that impede visibility on the roads.
It is expected that due to heavy rains the wheat harvest in Israel will be 60-65% higher than in previous years.
Of the heavy snow, which is observed during the last days in the north of Israel, was in 1992.
In Jerusalem, on the eve of sleet, but according to a weather forecast on Friday, March 2, the air temperature in the capital even more drop. Snowfall, forecasters believed to begin in the morning and continue until noon, and then resume by the end of the day.
Because of the strong winds were knocked down dozens of trees. In some areas of damaged power lines, which led to the suspension in the supply of electricity.